Programs to count bicyclists and pedestrians are taking off across the country. Unlike vehicle counting devices which have been collecting data since the 1950's devices to count non-motorized users have been adopted only recently. This spring, the NFRMPO purchased two permanent counters which were placed in Larimer and Weld Counties. Additionally, three mobile counters were purchased for NFRMPO member communities to use. Communities and groups in the region have purchased their own devices as well including Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Colorado State University, and CDOT. The NFRMPO will be compiling the collected information for future plans and projects. For resources about bicycle and pedestrian counting, see the links below.
- NCHRP Report Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection
- US Department of Transportation Traffic Monitoring Guide
- Portland State University Guide to Bicycle & Pedestrian Count Programs
- NC State University Non-Motorized Volume Data Monitoring
- National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center